Watercolor & Lettering with Masking Techniques

Mini-class (3 hours)

Saturday, July 3 at 9:00 AM CDT

All Skill Levels Welcome
Lettering • Design • Painting

Michele Nidenoff
Michele Nidenoff
Michele Nidenoff

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Description

In this Workshop we will explore lettering with masking techniques and create watercolor backgrounds. Demonstrations will include various watercolor washes and decorative techniques, lettering with masking fluid, lifting letters and shapes from watercolor backgrounds, using masking tape to make negative space to letter in, and adding positive letters to create emphasis and interest.

Supplies

• Masking Fluid – preferably new (Pebeo Drawing Gum recommended)
• 6 to 8 pieces of 9” x 12” watercolor paper (can be cold press or hot press or a mixture)
• One or two 12” x 16” (or similar size) Masonite or wooden boards, foamcore or stiff cardboard to stretch paper on (unless you have a watercolor block)
• Two pencils, ruler, eraser, scissors
• Rubber cement pick-up (optional)
• Low tack masking tape (1” or 3/4”)
• Wide regular masking tape
• Two water containers, paper towel
• Watercolors (can include metallic)
• Gouache and/or ink (optional)
• Watercolor brushes, sizes 1, 6, and 10 or 12 (or whatever you have, should have one each – small, medium and large size brushes)
• Flat watercolor brush (if you have one)
• Old brush in a small size (1 or 2) for touching up masking fluid (optional)
• Mixing brush
• Palette
• Nib holder(s)
• Broad-edged nibs in various sizes (small nibs are easier to use with masking fluid)
• Speedball B-series nibs, various sizes
• Drawing nib or Nikko G nib (or similar)
• A few watercolor pencils if you have them
• Colored pencils and/or wax crayons (if you have them)
• Plastic wrap
• Salt (can be table, Kosher or rock salt, or all three if you have them)
• Vinegar, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, dish soap
• Eye dropper or pipette
• Drinking straw
• Sponges, (natural sponges if you have them) and synthetic. (We will be cutting up the synthetic sponges)
• An old toothbrush
• Letraset or similar transfer letters (if you have them)
• Old credit card or similar plastic to cut up, or a plastic ruler

Janet Takahashi

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